by: Sammy Mink
Warner Bros. has closed a deal to take on THE NICE GUYS, a period crime drama written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Shane Black. Black is also set to helm the project which centers on a recovering alcoholic and a private investigator who are brought together by the suicide of a fading porn star. Together, they launch an investigation after the girl’s aunt swears she saw her niece after her “death” and find that the conspiracy is more far reaching than they expected. Joel Silver is attached to produce while Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are in talks to star.
The project was initially proposed as a TV series but was re-tooled as a film after the pilot seemed to be going nowhere.